Exploring the world one discovery at a time - Off the Edge of the Map, review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

In today's over-exposed world, the concept that we don't know or haven't seen something can be hard to grasp. Many years ago little was known about the world. Did the ocean go on and on with no other shore in sight?  Would a difficult journey reap great riches for the man who dared to face his fears?  The book, Off the Edge of the Map share the stories of 11 explorers and their impact on our world today.

For some, a book on history may be met with an eye roll and the term boring. In reality a well crafted historical book can share a story or two that even the most deft imagination couldn't contemplate.This book shares the storied behind the men. In school books, the accomplishment is the only facts learned. With this book, readers are exposed to the how and why these brave men took their first step.

One story that I enjoyed is about Sir Richard Francis Burton. While known as the translator of Arabian Nights, this explorer's desire to immerse himself in the various cultures was unique. His ability to become his subject gave his writing great insight to the lands he explored.

For the history buff or the avid reader who enjoys a good story, I would recommend this book. While not a light fluffy novel, this book contains intriguing stories, great adventures about the men who lived it.

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